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May 12, 2019
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DEN vs POR Dream11 NBA Prediction – NBA Playoffs semifinals – Game-7 | Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Team

By Anurag tyagi

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers, Western Conference Semifinals, Prediction and Fantasy Team News

It’s Game-7 in the NBA playoffs as number two seed Denver Nuggets host third seed Portland Trail Blazers in the penultimate game of the Western Conference semifinals at Pepsi Center, in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday night (IST).


MATCH DETAILS:
What competition it is?
NBA Playoffs

Series: Western Conference Semi-finals, Game-7, Series is tied 3-3
Teams:
Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers
Match Day:
May 13, 2019, @ 01:00 AM IST
Where the game is played?
Pepsi Center (18,007)
TV Info:
Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.


DEN vs POR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Without a shadow of any doubt, this series has been fun to watch, perhaps the most entertaining of all what this season’s playoffs have offered till now. Thanks to Portland Trail Blazers’ 119-108 win in Game-6, we will be witnessing yet another game in this series, possibly another classic.

The Game-7 will be played in Colorado, where Denver Nuggets lost just 7 games in the post-season. Certainly, this is the tip-off of this series, as the winner of this game will be moving to the western conference finals where the Golden State Warriors await; an unavoidable obstacle for all the team aiming to win the coveted NBA title.


Regular Season Record-
Denver Nuggets:
W-54, L-28
Portland Trail Blazers:
W-53, L-29


Players to watch out for: (Captain options)

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Denver Nuggets:
Nikola Jokic –
He has become one of the best players in the NBA. The 24-year-old Serbian is Nuggets’ biggest star on the court, dominating the postseason and helping Denver move closer to the Western Conference finals.

His ability on the court could make befuddle you for he looks a little bit slow and doesn’t shout on the court as well. But his razor-sharp passing skills, and hulking figure, all help him in racking up triple-double on the court.

A no-nonsense candidate for your captain in your DEN vs POR Dream11 team.

Numbers that matter:

  • Points Per Game:
    Regular Season – 20.1 (32nd on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) 24.8 (7th best in the playoffs)
    Against Portland Trail Blazers 25.7
  • Assists Per Game:
    Regular Season – 7.3 (14th best amongst all players this season)
    Playoffs (2019) – 8.9 (Current 2nd best in the playoffs)
    Against Portland Trail Blazers – 8.0
  • Rebounds Per Game:
    Regular Season – 10.8 (13th on the list)
    Playoffs (2019) – 13.0 (Joint best)

Points earned in the last five games: 51.4, 53.8, 76.6, 54.9, 44.3

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Other players to select from Denver Nuggets:
Jamal Murray –
Averaging 21.6 points in the postseason. His double-act with Jokic can take any team off-guard. The 22-year-old point guard is a vital cog in Denver Nuggets’ wheel.
While the likes of Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, and Will Barton are all good options.

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Portland Trail Blazers:

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Damian Lillard –
What James Harden is to Houston Rockets, Damian Lillard is to Portland Trail Blazers. Though it’s a team game and the titles are won behind the immense team efforts, but sometimes, in the time of greater odds, an individual brilliance can turn the tide in favor of the team.

In the 2019 playoffs, Lillard has been phenomenal, producing some breathtaking displays which have already become the part of the NBA folklore. If you are looking for a captain, you may not need to look further than Blazers’ talisman.

Numbers that matter:

    • Points Per Game:
      Regular Season – 25.8 (11th on the list)
      Playoffs (2019) 29.8 (4th best in the playoffs)
      Against Denver Nuggets 21.3
    • Assists Per Game:
      Regular Season – 6.9 (17th best amongst all players this season)
      Playoffs (2019) – 5.8 (Current 12th best in the playoffs)
      Against Portland Trail Blazers – 7.0
    • Rebounds Per Game:
      Regular Season – 4.6 (137th on the list)
      Playoffs (2019) – 4.3 (75th on the list)

Points earned in the last five games: 41.1, 40.2, 51.2, 46.1, 30.8

Other players to select from Portland Trail Blazers:
CJ McCollum –
Lillard’s sidekick is more than capable of winning game son his own. In the last game, when Blazers were facing elimination, he dropped 30 points and help force the Game-7.

He is averaging 21.0 in the playoffs.
Rodney Hood and Zach Collins are fantastic options to have in your NBA fantasy team.


Combination:

PG: Murray
SG: McCollum, Beasley, Hood
SF: Craig
PF: Millsap
C: Jokic (C), Collins


DEN vs POR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Denver Nuggets:

Injured – Michale Porter Jr. is the only injury absentee for the hosts.
Questionable None at the moment.
Suspended – None.

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Portland Trail Blazers:
Injured – First choice Center Jusuf Nurkic is forced to play the playoffs from the treatment room. The 24-year-old Bosnian is recovering from a leg injury.

Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.


DEN vs POR Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):

  • Denver Nuggets: Paul Millsap (F), Torrey Craig (F), Nikola Jokic (C), Jamal Murray (G), Gary Harris (G)
  • Portland Trail Blazers: AL-Farouq Aminu (F), Maurice Harkless (F), Enes Kanter (C), CJ McCollum (G), Damian Lillard (G)

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From the bench (Probables):

  • Denver Nuggets: Will Barton, Mason Plumlee, Malik Beasley, Monte Morris
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Rodney Hood, Zach Collins, Seth Curry, Evan Turner

DEN vs POR Dream11 Fantasy Team:


INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Denver Nuggets are at home and will start the game as favourites.


NOTE: THIS DEN vs POR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.

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